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The Week in Fish Pictures~ Week #17 Jan 16 2007- Feb 1 2007

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Rick Krane, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. Red stag

    Red stag Active Member

    Jimmy!!! Your steelhead are just great!!!!!! Love to see more from you in the future. Rick, you are a true artist. Some day I will come over to your school of fishtaxidermy!!! ;D Thanks everybody , awesome work this week.
  2. Michael Shipman

    Michael Shipman Killen Merriams in SD

    wow what great fish

  3. dougp

    dougp Active Member

    mk........it IS masking tape on the eyes. Mike Kirkhart offers what he calls a "time saver" option on his blanks. With this option New Wave does the seam work, installs the mouth sets the eyes and trims the fins. All that needs to be done when receiving the blank, prior to painting, is to set the pect. and ventral fins and some general clean up. I use this option with New Wave [at extra expense] mainly because I hate grinding fiberglass and it saves me aggravation. The masking tape is applied by New Wave. On my fish and eye sets, I just paint over the eye and clean later with brush and acetone/alchohol.
    Rick...another great student piece.

    Keep the photos comin' guys.....lots of beautiful fish!!
  4. Rick Krane

    Rick Krane Fish Taxidermist/ Judge/ Sculptor/ Instructor

    Just checking in!

    Mshipman!!! That is a WOW on that Rainbow of yours!!! Hope to see more work!

    Thanks guys for the kind words on Jimmys fish! He was a great young man!

    My Best! Have a great day!

  5. Jimmy Lawrence

    Jimmy Lawrence Well-Known Member

    Hey!! Thanks everyone for the kind words about my steelhead. Rick is an absolutely amazing teacher!! I thoroughly enjoyed myself during my week there. Rick, tell buddy we aren't on speaking terms, LOL>>>> Anyway, you all are wonderfull artists and I enjoy seeing all of your work. Keep it up!!! :)
  6. makoman

    makoman Member

    Hi all,great work from everyone!!! awesome weather here DOWNUNDER,marlin are going off,just finished this small mako 3D hanging.
    Cheers Kevin
  7. makoman

    makoman Member

    OOOOOOPs ,2 of the same,here's the head shot
  8. mayhem15

    mayhem15 New Member

    HOLEY MOLEY.... LOOK AT THAT GUY! Wow Nice job makoman
  9. newguy26

    newguy26 New Member

    Really nice Make there, the metallic shine in the silver stands out. Take a look at my website for all the pics of my work @ http://www.garrysfishtaxidermy.com
  10. RTF

    RTF Active Member

    All these fish blow my mind. The work I see is just fantastic. I love them all.

    Ok here is bass I just finished last weekend. I wish it was still in the shop so I could get better pictures. I did not see this post until today. How I missed it is beyond me.
  11. Rick Krane

    Rick Krane Fish Taxidermist/ Judge/ Sculptor/ Instructor

    Hey Gang! Just checking in!!!!

    Mako man!!!!!! WOW what a cool mako!!! Awesome work my friend!!!!!
    Clifftax!!!! That is a real nice Bass! Great job I hope you were dropping by this week!!!

    Well off to more teaching! We have Mr. Fred Pride in from PA for 2 weeks so look for some pictures to come...

    My Best! Have a great day!

  12. idbatman

    idbatman Active Member

    First time posting a fish picture . I have always felt my fish need some thing more to give them that lifelike look. I hope you guys can maybe tell me what it is. Cutthroat hybrid ( cutbow) out of Henery's Lake Id
  13. RTF

    RTF Active Member

    Thanks Rick. Coming from you, that made my day !
  14. Rick Krane

    Rick Krane Fish Taxidermist/ Judge/ Sculptor/ Instructor

    Checking in!

    IDbatman!!!! Very nice Cutbow!!! What did it come from I caught a few this year in Cody WY with Jim Marsico it was a bast they are beautiful fish and you did a great job on this one for sure!

    Hey Cliff! man your welcome!!!!

  15. Good job idbatman. Many others can and will help you out on here. One thing that sometimes gets overlooked by me and others is that the skin of a trout such as this cut throat hybid is very thin and the bumps in the foam seem to show through a bit more after the skin dries and tightens up. If you sand that foam a little finer and coat it twice with white latex paint(sanding in between coats) this will help smooth it out and those fine bumps that seem to catch light will be eliminated. Good luck!